Under Canvas


Under Canvas, a glamping company https://www.undercanvas.com/  submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit from Klickitat County to build a campsite north of Husum.  The number of camping sites could be up to 95.  Access would be from Oak Ridge Road.  Klickitat County issued a draft SEPA determination last fall, and in late December 2020 issued a Revised SEPA determination.  Comments are due on this document on Friday, January 22, 2021, before 5:00 PM. 

The parcel is 120 acres, currently owned by Weyerhaeuser Company.   Find a county map here of the property The parcel is located in T4, R10, Sec 12; T4, R11, sec7.  Under Canvas would use the lower half of parcel 04101200002100.

The parcel has river frontage on both sides of the river, and about 30 acres of it is in the management boundary for the Wild & Scenic segment of the river.  SDS owns land adjacent on both north and south along the river.

FWSR commented, along with many others, on the Draft SEPA determination. Read our letter here.


Representatives from the company attended the April meeting of the Husum/BZ Community Council and the April Friends of the White Salmon board meeting, both via internet.

FWSR voted at our May 2020 board meeting to send a letter to Under Canvas and to Weyerhaeuser Company stating that we do not support the project.  We have done so. Read our letter here:  FWSR.Ltr.UnderCanvasMay2020

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In the Treaty of 1855, the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation ceded some land to the US, but kept some of their rights rights affecting that land and their resources. If you live here, you need to understand this. Read more here https://friendsofthewhitesalmon.org/wp-content/uploads/Treaty-Rights-1-18-21.pdf
Friends of the White Salmon River
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Under Canvas update. It is my understanding that on Friday two appeals of the SEPA determination were filed. FWSR filed comments, which we will post on the website, but it takes lawyers to file SEPA appeals, and it's great news that Under Canvas opponents could get that done. The response from Under Canvas and the County will probably be a while. They could withdraw this SEPA and try again, or call for a full environmental assessment, or they could decide to litigate the appeal. Stay tuned.
Friends of the White Salmon River
Friends of the White Salmon River
Cougars (and bears) are being killed indiscriminately here in Klickitat County, and in some other counties in the state. WDFW has abdicated their responsibility to protect predators, whose presence in the ecosystem benefits us all.
NOW, the Fish and Wildlife Commission is going to approve a program called the “ WDFW Managed Nonlethal Pursuit Training Program” to allow hound hunters to practice (yup) hound hunting by hunting cougar. The hunters are not supposed to kill the cougar they are harassing, but the hunters can bring friends and family along to participate. This is little more than a system of private hound hunting. Washingtonians spoke loud and clear years ago against hound hunting. It is absolutely unacceptable for WDFW to be reinstating hound hunting in this underhanded way.

Write to the Fish and Wildlife Commission and ask that this proposal be tabled. The law authorizing it has already passed, so we need to do something about that, too, but this "training" proposal can be tabled indefinitely. Let's do this, folks.

The proposal comes before the Commission on January 29 at 10:15. Here’s a link to the agenda. https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/meetings/2020/28-30jan2021-fwc-agenda

Here’s a link to the Commission’s website comment page. https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/contact